Category: Recreation

The Ultimate Idaho Bucket List

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Do you have those bands that you love but don’t want to get popular, so that they can be your little secret forever? That’s how I feel about Idaho.

Most people skip over Idaho in favor of more popular places like Utah and Washington. After all, why would someone want to visit Idaho?

Well for starters, Idaho has waterfalls higher than Niagara, railroads-turned bike trails, and some of the most picturesque drives in the nation. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors, Idaho is a dream.

Here are 19 places on the Idaho bucket list, ordered from south to north, starting with Boise:

1. Walk around Boise

If you’re coming from out of the state, Boise is probably going to be your first destination into Idaho. It’s a cool city to explore—there are art murals, delicious and inventive restaurants, and plenty of small businesses along the downtown

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park: A Complete Guide

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Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park in Northern Territory is or should be a rite of passage for every Australian. It is a true outback adventure, filled with beautiful landscapes, culturally important landmarks, and huge significance to this country. 

But it was always something I had put off doing.  

I’ve always thought that visiting places in my own ‘backyard’ would be something I would do later in life. There was after all, this thing called ‘the rest of the world’ to explore. Yet there was something calling me to Uluru over the last few years. So I needed to answer that call and head off on an adventure exploring the heart of this Great Southern Land.  

What is Uluru and Kata Tjuta?

Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, Central Australia. It is believed that at least 2.5kms of

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Secrets of the Road to Hana in Maui

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The road to Hana is one of those bucket list items in Maui that you should definitely put on the must-do list. Around every corner, there’s something new to make you gasp in awe and even if there weren’t tons of gorgeous waterfalls and awesome beaches along the way (but thankfully there are), the drive itself would make it worth it.

Though it can feel a bit precarious to drive at times, thanks to the 600-plus turns on this 64-mile road, you simply haven’t seen Maui if you haven’t driven the road to Hana. The little surprises, small towns, powerful waves and the dense jungle vines growing all around the road make it feel like being transported into the Jungle Book, minus the talking bears.

I drove the road by myself, and by carefully picking and choosing the best places to stop and by leaving early and beating

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The 10 Best Hikes in Banff with Breathtaking Views

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Banff National Park, the oldest national park in Canada, is the most popular summer destination with millions of visitors each year. While it offers breathtaking mountain views, scenic road trips and excellent wildlife watching opportunities, many visitors take advantage of spectacular hiking trails in Banff – and who can blame them?

With so many hikes in Banff National Park, it’s not an easy task to choose which one to tackle.

This guide includes best hikes in Banff based on the time of the day, length, difficulty and natural wonders along the way:

Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

1. Parker Ridge: Best Sunrise Hike

  • Distance: 5 km return
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

Located along the famous scenic road Icefields Parkway, this hike is often overlooked due to many easily-accessible lookout points. I highly suggest carving out some time for a truly spectacular view after only a few hours of hiking. It’s a locals’

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The Benefits of Meditation

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The benefits of meditation span across every aspect of bodily, psychological, and emotional health. While meditation remains an area of ongoing research, studies have already found promising results regarding the positive effects of the practice.

Meditation can have a drastic impact on health, overall wellbeing, and quality of life. Here are some of the ways in which meditation can be a powerful tool in your life:

Brain

Laugavegur trail

Studies show that meditation may actually have measurable physical and anatomical effects on the brain, thereby improving current health problems and promoting future health.

Consistent long-term meditation is correlated with more physical folds in the tissues in the outer layers of the brain, which is believed to lead to easier and quicker cognitive information processing, better memory, and better attention. Other research shows that meditation can slow, stop, or even reverse brain aging, and that it can lead to better

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What to Do & How to Get There

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Virgin Islands National Park is a lush tropical paradise located on the small island of St. John in the Caribbean Sea.  Although a part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John is not your average beach destination, and easily sets itself apart from other Caribbean islands thanks to the protected land of the National Park, which covers about 60% of the island.

While St. John is small at only 19 square miles, it is filled to the brim with sweeping views, dreamy beaches, and unforgettable hikes. That said, don’t come to St. John expecting a resort culture and the convenience of all-inclusives. Instead, appreciate the unique adventures and tranquility that this island’s raw beauty and simplicity delivers. 

Below is a complete guide to experiencing the best of Virgin Islands National Park in one incredible trip.

fluffy white sand and bright blue water of salt pond bay beach in virgin islands national park

The Best Adventures to Have in Virgin Islands National Park:

Kayak in Hurricane

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